Ben Ross

Ben Ross

Founder
Propel Ventures
location_on Australia

Member since 5 months

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Ben Ross

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Ben is a bold entrepreneurial leader formerly on the executive leadership team at MYOB where he built a 45-strong product management & UX team responsible for MYOB’s web, mobile and desktop product portfolio, executed by over 40 agile development teams. In this role, Ben led the product transformation of the PE-backed MYOB from a desktop-centric business to online leader, culminating in its successful ASX IPO in 2015.

During this time, MYOB won numerous industry awards recognizing product innovation, including Australia’s #1 Most Innovative Large Company (BRW magazine, 2015) and increased its Aon Hewitt employee engagement score by >20% (from Indifference into High Performance)

Ben’s edge is his ability to build and lead agile teams and execute against a compelling vision. He has managed small and large teams across EUR, USA, Asia and ANZ in roles as a founding startup CEO (Quotify) and as a product exec with Intuit and MYOB. Ben built and led his own angel-funded startup from inception in SF in 2010 to sale to Telstra in late 2011

As a technologist, Ben holds four patents for mobile and web innovations and regularly presents on innovation & agillity at industry events eg. Agile Australia. Recently, he advocated for humans to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence at TEDx